Average Software Developer Salary in Canada

C$66,158
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$3,621
Bonus
C$2,057
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The average salary for a Software Developer in Canada is C$66,158.
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CA$48k
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CA$66k
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CA$88k
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C$48k - C$88k
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C$708 - C$10k
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C$510 - C$7k
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C$45k - C$92k
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What Do Software Developers Do?

Software Developer Tasks
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded, multi-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

Job Satisfaction for Software Developer

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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Developer

The top respondents for the job title Software Developer are from the companies IBM Canada Ltd., Ericsson Inc. and iQmetrix. Reported salaries are highest at IBM Canada Ltd. where the average pay is C$77,844. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include SAP and Ericsson Inc., earning around C$76,550 and C$72,309, respectively. CGI Group Inc. pays the lowest at around C$62,400. VendAsta and iQmetrix also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$62,889 and C$70,523, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Developers?

Skills in Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include .NET, SQL, C# Programming Language and JavaScript.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Developers?

An entry-level Software Developer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$55,863 based on 567 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$62,855 based on 4,719 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$73,480 based on 1,798 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$80,613 based on 858 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$87,627.
Employees with Software Developer in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 7.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Ottawa, Ontario (5.4% more) and Toronto, Ontario (5.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Edmonton, Alberta (11.1% less) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (9.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 8,146 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.0%
Early Career
57.9%
Mid Career
22.1%
Experienced
10.5%
Late Career
2.5%